Selous Game Reserve is one of the World Heritage Sites since 1982.It covers an area of 55,000 sq. km, covering about six per cent of Tanzania’s land surface. It is the world’s largest game reserve and second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife. It is also the sanctuary of the biggest elephant herd in the world. About 32,000 elephants live in the reserve. The reserve was named after British hunter and writer Frederick Courteney Selous who was killed during the First World War in the Beho Beho region of the reserve.